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Post-Season Dynamics: It's a recurring theme. What's the best system for determining a champion? You can take issue with any format.

I saw a recent post stating that the NCAA Tournament is a "terrible" way to determine a champion.

The brackets are fun. The teams that make the field are not necessarily the best 68. Still, the process of getting the champ is decent enough. It beats handing the trophy to the top-ranked team at season's end.

Would cutting the field or expanding it make much difference? Probably not.

I love to compare college basketball and college football, although the two really don't compare. One element of similarity is that the best team at the end of the season is usually the title winner.

First - you have to make the post-season. There are more contenders in basketball. Yes 68 is more than 4, but it goes beyond that.

There are more teams with a real chance in basketball. You can't say that for football.

I will note this. Changing the number of teams in the post-season/playoff will very likely do very little in changing the outcome.

Extend the field in hoops to 96 or 100-plus. Add four, eight or 12 more on the gridiron. Don't expect a different result.

St. Peters' run ended in the Elite 8. The Peacocks were the first team to go that far as a 15-seed. They didn't win it though.

They were ranked No. 60 overall by the committee. Can you imagine a college football team of that caliber making this type of run?

St. Pete, on its road to the round of eight, beat Kentucky (overall No. 6), Murray State (No. 26) and Purdue (No. 11) before falling to overall No. 30 North Carolina.

If this were college football last season, the No. 60 team in the FPI was UAB.

If UAB had made the college football playoff with 68 teams (can you imagine?) and beaten the same teams, its victories would have been over Notre Dame, Tennessee and Utah.

Well, maybe that's no so far-fetched after all.

The point is we still have a sense of satisfaction by the idea of inclusivity. "Everybody wins a trophy." Just making it is the challenge (see Cincinnati in the CFP for 2021).

St. Peters is a nice story, but it was nice to make a run. They just weren't good enough to win it all. Cincinnati was good - not good enough.

There are a lot of teams that make the post-season. There is actually a better chance of making a college bowl game than a post-season basketball tournament.

There are 130 FBS teams. 86 of those go bowling (66 percent). There are 351 D-1 basketball teams. 116 make a post-season tourney (33 percent). 68 get NCAA bids. 32 go to the NIT. Another 16 are in the CBI.

Now that the Peacocks are out of March Madness, the team that beat them is the new Cinderella. North Carolina - a Cinderella? The Tar Heels are the lowest seed (8) in the Final Four.

How fitting is it that we get the Battle of Tobbaco Road in Coach K's final tournament against his rivals in Tar Heel blue? It would be like Bama and Auburn making the CFP in Saban's final season.

I picked Duke in my bracket at the start. Lucky I guess. Or maybe it has something to do with destiny.

The Blue Devils have had a better overall season, but they draw the team that I believe is playing the best now. It comes back to the question - is this the best way to determine the champion?

Think about this. If this were a 16-team bracket at the beginning, we wouldn't have this matchup.